Photo by Catherine Mytofir It’s been 20 years full of the finest contemporary dance and performance art from around Canada and the world for the local presentation group Public Energy. Founded in 1994 as “Peterborough New Dance,” Public Energy has been...
Separation. Divorce. Both of these are becoming increasingly commonplace in societies and cultures all over the world. Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi tackles this matter with fierce intimacy in his 2011 award-winning film A Separation. From the opening scene, Farhadi sets...
Dear reader, I can smell your cynicism from here. It’s the same turned-up-nose, too-good-for-it stuff I get with my roommates when I have the audacity to suggest that boy bands have musical merit and, more often than not, legitimate...
Today marks the release of Gogol Bordello’s sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy, released via ATO records and MapleMusic Recordings. The album's title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for "pure life," which is a theme that the band...
Hollywood, rather coincidentally, has released two classic franchises created in the 30s (and turned into television serials in the 50s) in just under a month. The first was Man of Steel, Zach Snyder’s reboot of the Superman franchise, released...
On Wednesday June 26, Peterborough was honoured to have a truly talented artist performing at the Spill. Jadea Kelly kicked off her Ontario promotional tour of her new album Clover and she did it well. With a country twist...
Austra just released a second album after a very successful debut album in 2011. This Toronto band straddles a few genres, and I really like that they’re not very definable. I would categorize them as a mix of indie,...
Remember that movie Rudy? I know, very inspiring, right. Now imagine they cast all the main roles as monsters, animated it, and threw in some fraternity hijinks for good measure. No, it’s not classic Hollywood overreach – it’s Monsters...
Trent Film Society is pleased to announce its Sci-Fi Summer Series! We will be exploring science fiction (SF) as it has been visually represented over a total of 110 years, beginning with a film made in 1902 and proceeding in...
Turning a literary classic into a film is a bold undertaking, and one that director Baz Luhrmann has not shied away from in the past. When approaching The Great Gatsby, especially after having read and loved the novel, it...